I am going to be realistic, tho. Nursing has never helped me drop the pounds like it does for some people. In fact, I'm one of those "lucky" few who's body hangs on to extra pounds for the purpose of nursing.
Giving my baby what is best is much more important to me than being thin. BUT, that doesn't mean I'm not gonna try for thin anyway!
Keeping reality in mind, I'm going to give myself 2-3 challenges each week for the next five weeks. These are things that I want to make a part of my life, so they will continue through the rest of my life. Each week will just be in addition to the previous weeks.
Some of these will probably seem silly and simple but I need to start here. Also, I won't be cleared to do any real workouts til just before leaving for vacation so the exercise challenges are going to be light until after vacation when I work toward my next milestone goal!
First milestone = Pre-Kemp weight by vacation.
Week 1 - August 25-September 1
- 8 cups of water each day
- Take vitamins twice a day
- Daily easy walk
Week 2 - September 1-8
- 9 cups water each day
- One dessert a week
- Meals fit on small plate (no seconds)
Week 3 - September 8-15
- Light arm work
- One soda a week
- No food after 9pm
Week 4 - September 15-22
- 3 fruits a day
- 1/2-1 hour focused daily walk
Week 5 - September 22-29
- 3 veggies a day
- 10 cups water
- No processed food (just for this week. This will be a gradual process!)
Vacation - September 29-October 6
Second milestone = Pre-Jack weight by Thanksgiving (+ Thanksgiving 5k/10k)
Third milestone = Pre-Marie weight by Kempton's first birthday (+ half marathon/s in June/September)
Prayers would be appreciated :)